'Death Stranding' Will Include A 'Very Easy' Difficulty Setting, Kojima Confirms
Death Stranding looks like a super weird game right? We still don't actually know that much about it, or hard it's going to be, but if you did just want to kick it with Norman Reedus and his funky fetus, maybe pee on some mushrooms together without worrying about difficulty, then Kojima has you covered.
The Metal Gear creator and Willy Wonka of the video game world revealed in a recent Tweet that his upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive would have a "Very Easy" mode available for those who just want to sail through the game and not have to worry about... whatever it is we're supposed to worry about in Death Stranding. Mads Mikkelson, I guess. I dunno.
"Normally there's only Easy Mode, but we added Very Easy Mode for movie fans since we have real actors like Norman, Mads, Lea starred in. Even Yano-san who never completed the 1st stage of PAC-MAN, was able to complete the game on Very Easy Mode," Kojima wrote. If you were wondering who Yano-san is, it's most probably a reference to Kanji Yano, one of the writers on the game.
Finished DS test play. It took a month as I was playing while doing daily work since 8/6. As being a beginner I picked Very Easy Mode. According to my boss, this mode is for ppl who usually don't play game,movie fans or RPG fans. Normal or Hard Mode is for action game fans. pic.twitter.com/8zz3noE5iA- Ayako (Touchy!) (@Kaizerkunkun) September 5, 2019
Kojima's Personal Assistant Ayako Terashima added on Twitter that she finished a test play of Death Stranding within about a month of Very Easy, though she clarified that she was of course playing the game around other daily work. She suggested that the Very Easy mode is "for ppl who usually don't play game,movie fans or RPG fans. [sic] Normal or Hard Mode is for action game fans."
I dunno if that's meant to be shade at people who usually just play RPGs, but I kind of hope it is. Regardless, it's nice to see that even if Kojima can't actually explain the plot or point of the game to people without confusing most of us, he can make sure that the gameplay is accessible to as many people as possible.
That's always to be applauded. It also implies that the harder modes will offer a healthy level of challenge for more seasoned players, which is welcome news.
Death Stranding comes to PlayStation 4 on November 8, just a few months time. We'll be getting another good look at the game in action next week at the Tokyo Game Show, when a new trailer is set to drop. It's likely to be the last big appearance of Death Stranding before the inevitable marketing push in the build up to launch.
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